The Iranian backed Houthis militants have claimed duty for firing a missile on a British oil tanker within the Crimson Sea which is on hearth.
The Marlin Luanda is in on hearth off the coast of Yemen and army warships are helping the oil tanker within the Crimson Sea.
On Friday night the UK Maritime Commerce Operations (UKMTO) stated the incident occurred 60 miles south-east of Aden.
Yemeni armed forces stated that that they had focused the oil tanker within the Gulf of Aden and the UKTMO have warned different vessels to report any suspicious exercise.
A Trafigura spokesperson stated in an announcement, “Earlier on twenty sixth January, the Marlin Luanda, a petroleum merchandise tanker vessel operated on behalf of Trafigura, was struck by a missile because it transited the Crimson Sea.
“Firefighting tools on board is being deployed to suppress and management the hearth precipitated in a single cargo tank on the starboard aspect. The security of the crew is our foremost precedence.
“We stay involved with the vessel and are monitoring the scenario fastidiously. Navy ships within the area are underway to supply help.”
Earlier on Friday, a spokeswoman for the Prime Minister stated, “We proceed to name on (the Houthis) to step again from such motion. We’re clear that that is unlawful and unacceptable.”